‘jersey shore’ cast reunites on ‘today’ to celebrate seaside boardwalk progress

The “Jersey Shore” cast’s tradition of spending summers together in Seaside Heights may have ended in 2012, but — in light of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy last fall — we always knew a mini reunion was on the horizon. As workers continue to tirelessly rebuild the town famous for its lively boardwalk, SnookiDJ Pauly D and the rest of the gang returned to their former beach house this morning to relive some of their favourite memories during a special “Shore”-themed episode of “Today.”

Four years after they first met, the cast — sans Sitch — sat down with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie to chime in on how Seaside is recovering, and urged tourists to continue to visit. “Everyone on the Shore who has a business is kind of a big family on this boardwalk,” Deena says in the clip below, as her fellow cast mates call out some of the area’s biggest draws: cheese balls, pizza and novelty gifts. “Everybody knows each other, everybody helps each other out and everybody…needs to come this summer, especially for them.”

JWOWW agrees, and says whether you’re “five-months-old or fifty-years-old,” there is something for everybody. Just watch out for the grenades.